European Breakdown cover for the larger motorhome - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 4Likes
  • 2 Post By Sprinta
  • 1 Post By raynipper
  • 1 Post By Ozzyjohn
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 23-05-2019, 16:20 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Shropshire
My Motorhome: Frankia Platin I8400QD
Posts: 981
Thanks: 30
Thanked 19 Times in 15 Posts
European Breakdown cover for the larger motorhome

Hi all,

Iíve tried searching this site and elsewhere, but couldnít find what I am looking for (most likely incompetence on my part).

Iím hoping to get European breakdown cover for our current motorhome:
5.5 tonne
8.58 metres long
3.090 metres high

Many of the mainstream suppliers arenít interested because of any one or more of the above measures.

Our previous breakdown cover (for a bigger in all directions motorhome) was combined with our vehicle insurance through Caravan Guard - but they lost my custom because they wouldnít entertain me keeping the new motorhome at our home address - and they struggled to provide a renewal quote even with that stipulation.

So, any suggestions for providers of European breakdown cover for the larger motorhome gratefully received.


Thanks,
John

If only I could think of an original, witty signature . . . this is where it would be . . .
Ozzyjohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 23-05-2019, 17:01
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,121
Thanks: 77
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Interesting question. We currently have a couple of threads on my other forum with regard to breakdowns that have recently occurred abroad, one Greece the other in Corsica.

As the stand alone cover, RAC, wasnít working very well, and the insurance company one working extremely well, I have decided to look into getting cover for the MH from Comfort as it has optional Euro cover that has worked extremely well for the poster on 2 occasions to date. Both MHs are heavy.
Ozzyjohn and JanHank like this.

MHO.

www.motorhomeowners.org

WWW . MOTORHOMEOWNERS .ORG

http://www.motorhomeowners.org/

100% FREE and NO ADVERTS

Never yet met a Yank I couldn't take an immediate dislike to, and the way this forum is going Iíll add those a bit northwards too.

Burstner Nexxo T660
Sprinta is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 23-05-2019, 17:04
Senior Member
 
erneboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spain + Germany
My Motorhome: Four Winds RV
Posts: 25,798
Thanks: 141
Thanked 441 Times in 414 Posts
Saga. They may tell you the don't do it but they do. Our RV has been with them since we got it and our 6.25 ton Frankia was before that.

There are threads I wrote on the old site about it.

Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.
Joseph Goebbels
erneboy is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to erneboy For This Useful Post:
Ozzyjohn (24-05-2019)
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 23-05-2019, 18:50
Senior Member
 
raynipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Normandy. Just up the D903 from the roundabout with the D15
My Motorhome: Hobby 750 now sold.
Posts: 19,502
Thanks: 973
Thanked 339 Times in 319 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to raynipper
How about this John?
https://www.theaa.com/business/breakdown/truck-cover

We carried the toll free number of a European truck recovery service all the time we drove RVs in Europe. Luckily never had to call but handy if you do.

Ray.
Ozzyjohn likes this.

The FSA licensed a twice convicted fraudster to handle our lifeīs savings. Guess what? He robbed us of £750,000. http://raynipper.com
Brexit is madness orchestrated by the insane.
raynipper is online now  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 23-05-2019, 20:13
Senior Member
 
peribro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cornwall & Sussex
My Motorhome: Burstner Elegance
Posts: 10,303
Thanks: 120
Thanked 304 Times in 284 Posts
I insure my van with Comfort Insurance which includes breakdown cover. Maybe you can buy the breakdown cover separately from DAS who provide the cover?

https://comfortnew.staging.wpengine....cy-Booklet.pdf

Peter
peribro is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to peribro For This Useful Post:
Ozzyjohn (24-05-2019)
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 24-05-2019, 21:43 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Shropshire
My Motorhome: Frankia Platin I8400QD
Posts: 981
Thanks: 30
Thanked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Thanks all for the prompt and helpful responses - been busy today as one of our children has flown the nest today, so weíve been helping a very excited couple to move into their first home together.

Iíll do some ringing round next week (post Bank Holiday), and Iíll update this thread when I have the results.

Much appreciated, as always.

Regards,
John
Nethernut likes this.

If only I could think of an original, witty signature . . . this is where it would be . . .
Ozzyjohn is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 26-05-2019, 15:27
Senior Member
 
Mrplodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Weymouth
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
Posts: 8,838
Thanks: 103
Thanked 482 Times in 406 Posts
Rather than spend loads of time searching why not contact a broker and get THEM to do the groundwork?? They have all the contacts and know who to contact and who not to bother with. Once they get back to you ask them who underwrites the cover, then go direct (naughty but practical)

A few years I used a firm called ďA planĒ (national company) I was very impressed with their service.

On a slightly sideways note......

Just had a call from my pal, heís outside Bordeaux with a dead MH (3850 kg Autotrail Navajo) He has breakdown cover as part of his Nationwide Flexplus account (as do I)
They have rescued his MH off the motorway, put him up in a hotel and told him if it cannot be fixed in time for his return ferry on 1st June from Caen (a long haul from Bordeaux for a 70 yr old so it will need a few days) they will provide a hire car to get him home AND repatriate his MH once itís fixed.

So the Nationwide breakdown cover is as good as it gets in my view

Andy

Its not the destination that matters.

It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, itís in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with

Last edited by Mrplodd; 26-05-2019 at 15:33.
Mrplodd is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 27-05-2019, 15:24
GMJ
Senior Member
 
GMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Beautiful west Wales - in the Cothi Valley
My Motorhome: 2017 Autotrail Comanche
Posts: 5,100
Thanks: 778
Thanked 304 Times in 283 Posts
Personal Aire
Comfort Insurance provide cover as suggested as do Safeguard Insurance.


Graham

Which ever way you look at it, we are MUCH BETTER OFF in the EU than outside!


GMJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome